Answer yes if your organisation has a documented diversity and inclusion policy that outlines the organisation's commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for staff, contractors and visitors that is free from discrimination.
Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management - it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. However, to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce it’s vital to have an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to participate and achieve their potential. While UK legislation – covering age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others – sets minimum standards, an effective diversity and inclusion strategy goes beyond legal compliance and seeks to add value to an organisation, contributing to employee well-being and engagement.
The purpose of a diversity and inclusion policy is to establish clear guidance regarding equality and the overall commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Your policy will explain your attitudes and values towards equality and diversity in the workplace. It will outline what your primary aims are for removing prejudice and inequality, and how you will improve your workplace in terms of fair treatment, i.e. by:
There is plenty of advice on the internet for creating a Diversity and Inclusion policy. If you have complex requirements you can also ask for advice from counsel or an HR consultant who will be able to help.
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